Eminent Thinkers

The Magician This page is not intended as an alternative to existing textbooks on philosophy, psychology, sex and so forth. If you want to find out about the ideas of David Hume, for example (he's one of the good guys) then you will easily find materials on the Web and elsewhere.

This section is about new thought or thinkers that have been neglected outside the mainstream. For well-known thinkers it is enough to provide some good links (please send me these). There is little point in trying to duplicate things. However, if you want to write a brilliant and fresh expose of Socrates or Freud then I will be glad to include it.

Jiddu Krishnamurti is both the most radical and the most undoctrinaire thinker I have encountered. This page includes a sketch of his key ideas via quotes from his writings, plus a summation, my comments and other materials. It is 4000 words long. Written by Tad Boniecki in June 2000, posted on 4 June 2000, updated on 28 March 2014.

Immanuel Kant is considered one of the greatest philosophers. He is also one of the most obscure, or is he? This summary of Kant's thought is about 2,000 words long. It was derived from Will Durant by Tad Boniecki in Sep 2001, posted on 21 Sep 2001. I have added my comments on Kant.

The Tao-te Ching by Lao-tzu (6th century BC) is a book of ancient Chinese wisdom.

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